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fires cries and tear gas fell another night of violence in the turkish capital with protesters blaming heavy handed police and an aloof prime minister. as private bradley manning's trial opens prosecutors portray him as a tory a center a tourist his defense insists exposing alleged a u.s. warship atrocities meant he simply wanted to make the world a better place. journalist brace for washington's latest on this for the informant who exposed the perils surveillance network that spying on the lives of hundreds of millions in america alone. and keep your tweets sweet british police urged twitter users to tone it down after
a series of arrests for abusive online messages. at seven pm in moscow you're watching r t on marina joshing welcome to the program well we start in turkey where protesters and police clashed in running battles for a ninth night zero gas and water can a word again deployed as tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a call by the prime minister for an immediate and to the rest of the capital ankara witnessed an especially harsh crackdown with squads of riot police hunting protesters down alleyways after breaking apart the main rally crowds of thousands also demonstrated in a stamp was record numbers now being reported campaigners nationwide refused to back down from their demand for prime minister i don't want to quit accusing. being
authoritarian and attempting to islamicize the government parties or in english has been following the week of turmoil and reports from istanbul. government i felt that i was hit so i put my hand on the got to get away and there was blood gushing down my hands everywhere i saw my friends in boston to get me out of the so he put me in a taxi i don't remember what happened next because i passed out i woke up in hospital where i stayed for the next day and photojournalist duckman cheek was there when the peaceful protests spiraled into knoll out standoff between the police and protesters in taksim square more than forty seven hundred people are said to have been injured during clashes with police over the past week with amnesty international calling for an investigation into how the turkish police handled the protest rallies spread to squares and parks all over the country by then the message was no longer just about the trains. i will go on to have they change their plans about the park and give us our freedoms. ergo i think that the.
prime minister knew exactly who he wanted to blame for the ever growing protest movement there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lived there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now according to everyone the thousands and give the park are leaders of alcoholics being spurred on by foreign spies who infiltrated crowds of demonstrators to spread dissent among the turks reportedly fifteen foreigners were arrested for their alleged groom in the protests. i know what he's thinking when he says what he does he wants to show that he's still got power to those who support him but he doesn't know what to do with the protest as large as they were for the first couple of days the demonstrations went ignored by the turkish media. from c.n.n. international the old protectors you get the polies the people and then you take.
those there was a pain in the commentary. it's. actually the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels international channels sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international channels it's unfair to the people at this point the protests are so huge they're impossible to ignore pretty much just like the barricades that people continue to build a lot over the city to keep the police out and gets everyone insists that the destruction of the park will continue to go on as planned and that leaves one to wonder what exactly is in the future for the turkish prime minister with his team in this regard to the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people in istanbul and in a r t. the e.u. has been among those demanding a probe and to the use of excessive force to crush the end to demonstrations the prime minister rebuked that saying the protesters would be treated much more
harshly. a european state videos and images have emerged on the internet through the week showing riot police firing tear gas using pepper spray and beating campaigners has been also reported that turkey brought turkey box rather six hundred twenty eight tons of crowd control your nation's and just over a decade mostly imported from america increasing its stocks fifty fold its cost taxpayers in turkey around twenty one million dollars turkish diplomats columnist and m.p.'s pavey told us why so many have joined in the protests. this demonstration has turned into all liberals individual freedom about how we live i think this is this is a moment. by those people who have felt for so many years now since the government came into power. who have felt that in every way right now the government's
so-called majority. propaganda and slogan has turned into not only an insult on people which has been going on for so many years but we. have violence on others which doesn't think like the majority. thousands of government supporters have gathered at an airport outside the capital and corrupt welcome prime minister everyone waving banners and chanting slogans the people there say they want to counterbalance the anti-government protests turkey remains deeply and evenly split along religious lines with a prime minister enjoying muslim support foreign policy expert barbara asked laban a senior fellow at council thinks it's his failure to engage the other half of society that's at root of his problems. what is shown is that there is a great deal of opposition to air to one personally and to the kind of creeping
islamization that he's trying to promote into your keep it comes just a couple of weeks after he had a trip to washington where he bragged about turkey's economic success and again talked about turkey is a model so i think it has done damage if you look at what's happened to the stock market in turkey to the value of the turkish currency we've heard talk about legislation that would limit when people can buy alcohol and consume it in public talk about restricting abortions he's urged women to all have three children of course you know his wife wears a headscarf all the rest there's kind of a question of that. that as well and i think that there are a lot of turks who are still loyal to the memory of auditor and who do not want to have this forced down their throats they want it to be a choice not something that the government tells them to do. and on our website are due to come we have more on how the anger against the government has been progressing across turkey dot com you also find images and photos from
a work crew in istanbul which is closely following the rest so browse their food which in the invision section. betraying his nation that's one of the accusations bradley manning was hit was during his trial this week manning who leaked secret documents revealing the u.s. army could be responsible for hundreds if not thousands of civilian deaths during the iraq and afghan campaigns faces nearly two dozen charges and possibly life in prison the video you're watching right now supposedly shows an american helicopter crew hitting a group of civilians in baghdad including reuters news staff artist maureen aboard that has more on america's apparent fondness for secrecy over transparency. a military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at
a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been in prison and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one percent of that manning pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges he faces the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear to anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the time of the whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was
making the world a better place he's in no way in ten americans has never expressed into american sentiment seen any way in fact he's always said. that he is and was driven by a certain sense of patriotism prosecutors however are pursuing a court martial on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julian assange addressed washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that president is allowed to be erected it will do two things firstly it means it's a potential death penalty for any person who military speaking to a journalist about a sensitive matter secondly it also remember oils the journalist and the publication chain of communication that they would say to the enemy and
therefore making him susceptible as well to be espionage act which also has capital offenses and that is part of the. u.s. but latter part is part of the u.s. attack. including marshall bradley we hope this letter finds you healthy and strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower who leaked seven thousand government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred ninety one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than of war decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark corner of the war on truth telling truth telling specifically about truth the government doesn't want. truth about government crimes or law that the public needs to know. if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is
aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under a president who promised to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house according to new york marina porter nine are to. bangor if and served with britain's us he us and he also believes that aiding terrorists was never among manning's goals. manning how to access to a huge amount of information as did thousands of other employees of the united states government he saw that information within the information actions and activity that were illegal and immoral and he thought he should do something about that he was the only one to take action on that he thought that if other people could see what was really going on in iraq and afghanistan something would happen but we're involved in iraq the actions were involved and were in effect a illegal and i decided as a matter of conscience i can continue to do that this is a guy who's joined the military to do the right thing and then realize that
actually the actions that military are immoral irrational and illegal and he's decided to do something about it while u.s. spy chiefs are now hunting for another whistleblower the one who leaked the existence of the surveillance network that's unparalleled in scope details of a seven year old prism system have slowly emerged and have evoked outrage at home and abroad phone call records internet browsing history and even the credit card transactions of almost all of the u.s. population is reportedly being tracked and logged in real time at suspected that hundreds of millions of others worldwide are also having their information intercepted by washington president obama's adamant saying privacy should be sacrificed in return for security but the last lecture adults have been i can mark says you find this strange how some officials have gone about defending the surveillance network. the very curious remarks that have been made by some of the senators one of them a senator chambliss for example is that no one has made a complaint about what is being done but obviously people have not make complaints
because they have absolutely no idea that the material that they're putting forth through servers through social media for example actually being tapped into by the annus say the national security agency and the officials of the administration claimed quite different from the bush administration but what george bush jr did was essentially a case of warrantless surveillance so there was no warrant it was subpoenaed and chaiken on the house and then what do you about an administration has done is taken a defectively choy another level for example using such access to protect america act two thousand and seven and the fisa amendments act two thousand nates we're talking about extensive surveillance. across the atlantic details of this surveillance now cause a shock with e.u. officials demanding clarity over what they call the monstrous allegations of total monitoring brussels has long been suspicious of american internet giants which were believed to be too flippant with regards to privacy some government figures have
even called for a boycott of some corporations and britain has also been implicated with sources saying its intelligence services had their wrecked access to prism civil rights activist eugene puryear says the global implications are obvious. they can make apparently a very very massive database and millions of citizens of almost all of their activities what they're doing and there's quite a bit you can construct from knowing every single place you go every day who you talk to and how you talk to them that can tell you quite a bit about someone's life and this is being collected on millions and millions of citizens completely indiscriminately which means there's a giant database american citizens activities on a daily basis that the government has under its control and is keeping under secret lock and key and we have no idea how they can use it we can use in many harmful way there's a wide range of people around who will who could be affected by this i mean imagine something as simple as so your college and roommate was from russia and you stay in contact and you continually talk to each other back and do something or to go could
decide. create some sort of pattern about you given what happened in the boston bombing and then they can use that as a pretext to search your entire house and so i think certainly that not only national international we'll see some concerns rates. after the latest u.s. drone strike kills seven and pakistan and washington still silent about who exactly was target a few minutes we look out the collateral damage to meet some of the civilians caught up in what's supposed to be a war on terror. seals are born to right on the ice fields of the white sea. throughout the twentieth century the pulps were hunted for their snow white fur. russia imposed a ban on this trade and hunters have since been replaced by tourists but will these pups stay safe forever. saving seals on our t.v.
drone strikes to stop following friday's attack that killed seven people in the tribal region of was there a stamp the washer if summoned the american ambassador over the attack saying such breaches of sovereignty are unacceptable while the way to strike could. add to a worrying tally of america's drone war in pakistan almost nine hundred civilians have died in the attacks which supposedly only target terrorists while all of those nine hundred about twenty two hundred are reportedly children the number of strikes has risen sharply during barack obama's presidency six times more than under his predecessor are just losing often of looks at who exactly is getting caught in the line of fire. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban
suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling or to be death is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean new laws says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and modify it in the same arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader what they should know who they're killing of what did we do to deserve this. this is my. drone arctic it's
a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us i saw it far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have built a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of
the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these four smuggled to islam about from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drone especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor its personal . enemies. whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shot is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why did the conflict you're giving the reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part
of the complete. of course this is made me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's followed. up on. us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see caffein of pakistan all think twice before you tweet is the advice from police and media experts in the wake of a number of recent arrests in the u.k. for posting a fan of messages on twitter or a one in correspondence era for three ports and how british police are playing catch up when it comes to playing down the law and how to counter abusive online
comments. we trust our officers with a baton we trust some of the c.i. sprit and yet for some reason we can't trust them a twitter account in the wake of the recent well it murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets it was the latest clear sign that police are in placing seychelle media in a way they never have before twitter might be police territory but their actions tread a fine line already some unfamiliar with the legal ramifications of their tweets the felt the full force. was one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aiden lucky tweeted he deserves to be shot dead alongside a picture of bullets two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you are lying looking back on their.
time think you ought. to consequences they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by our t.-shirt steadily rising number of prosecutions in person under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts within the police service and with another public sectors but it really is more of both leadership and technology the technology needs to change absolutely fundamentally one needs to change is the attitude that leaders have towards social media many see as a huge risk what they feel to recognise is the fantastic opportunities and to
really display the great skills great problem solving skill. on the great level establish new guidelines set to be made final by the criminal prosecution service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of social media leaving british little fighting to catch up many in the legal profession a warning that social media eases no need to tread very carefully i mean it is very deep you can say anything in the legal perspective but i guess it would be interesting to see your advice to people that actually even though it's ok to say some of the thing it seems that when it comes to this issue media. that you're bad for they say well i'm afraid that twitter simply isn't my thing for. me there is facebook and your activities. but that's never been before so. the advice is be extremely tough for. sarah. lunde a more details on the story at r.t.
dot com while you're there take a look at some of the images of submerged central europe as the danube does its work the river swelling to record highs and hungary's fearing for its most intense floods check out our pictures from budapest online and every sassing revelation about the red planet nasa rover may have uncovered evidence of martian drinking water which may have sustained why or in that on r.t. dot com. all there was a surprise announcement from russia's first couple on thursday president putin and his wife linda are to divorce after nearly thirty years of marriage and in their first joint public appearance in more than a year a couple told russian t.v. why they're calling it a day. so much due to the sort of waters here in the region is my job and all my activities mean i'm an absolutely public figure some people enjoy this and some
don't lose some people that there's simply an incompatible with such a lifestyle that my wife has done a nine year shift by my side basically the decision was mutual. tradition. cygnus a club like that of most said it was in fact unusual decision a marriage is over because we barely see each other his job keeps him completely busy our children have grown up they live their own lives now we all do things i really don't like being in the spotlight all the constant travelling is difficult for me forth we simply don't see each other it's an absolute. well i had the harp seals on the whites for a year as hunted for their fur but his pups now have a less dangerous future.
the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation planted he do select punch a student in the face or to go in some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the student's personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to dull you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.